Shakshouka (also shakshuka, shaqshuqa, chakchouka; Arabic: شكشوكة; Hebrew: שקשוקה) is a North African dish consisting of poached or fried eggs cooked in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices (often including cumin, turmeric, and chillies), and usually served with white bread.
Originally enjoyed by rulers of the Ottoman Empire, this dish later amassed its greatest popularity among the North African countries. Shakshouka was then taken to Israel largely by Tunisian Jews after the Jewish exodus from Arab lands. This dish is now a staple of Yemeni, Israeli, Tunisian, Algerian, Somali and Moroccan cuisine.
It is similar to the Turkish dish Menemen, and the Latin American breakfast dish Huevos rancheros.
The Yemeni, Tunisian, Algerian, Somali and Moroccan elements are not deported from the Shakshouka and the dish is so good that even the members of the Israeli government and their children like to eat it.
The Skakshouka is very popular in the multi-cultural Israeli prisons.
It is Jewish and thus certainly democratic, not expensive, tasty, quickly prepared and nutritious.
This dish is not yet on the blacklist of Israeli Security Services.
People who eat it, can not be accused of infiltration, spying or terrorism. They can not be threatened, arrested and tortured by Secret Services to force confessions.